Propositions on Race and the Exquisite Corpse
This chapter offers propositions that grow out of the way in which familiar theories of race take on new forms when cross-pollinated with ascendant biopolitical regimes. These familiar theories are (1) the labor theory of race, (2) the necropolitical theory of race, (3) the psychic life of racial projection, (4) racial minoritization as it relates to zoe/“bare life,” (5) racial critique forwarded through aesthetic forms, and (6) the worry and hope over racial distinction overridden by commonality of species. The propositions are hypotheses and invitations for further dialogue and discussion rather than established theories as of yet. The chapter concludes with a brief foray into the styling of this project on the surrealist figure of the exquisite corpse.
NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.